Ireland's First Multi-cultural Newspaper

EXHIBITION : IMMIGRATION THE CHANGING FACE OF IRELAND

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With an estimated 70,000 immigrants now living in Ireland there is a increased demand for alternative media sources to match the growing diversity of the population.

  • Title
    Launch of New Radio and Newspaper for Immigrants
  • 1st Broadcast
    13/04/2000
  • Contributor
    Annabel Egan (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:56
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Ireland's First Multi-cultural Newspaper
  • Extended description

    Annabel Egan reports on the country's first national radio service and newspaper aimed specifically at new arrivals.

    Editor of 'Metro Éireann', Abel Ugba, talks about the new newspaper which is targeted at immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Abel is a Nigerian journalist living and working in Ireland. Ireland's first multi-cultural newspaper will provide a platform for immigrants and address an imbalance that exists in the coverage of immigrant affairs.

    'Metro Éireann' will be launched as a monthly free-sheet with an initial run of 10,000 copies. The project has been largely supported by volunteers and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) without any input from the Irish government.

    'Metro Éireann' is not alone in its desire to address the needs of Ireland's growing immigrant population. 'Radio One World', which was launched by RTÉ, is broadcast in six languages, from 7 to 9pm, five days a week. Marcus Connaughton, Producer at Radio One World, comments that the station is developing links with government departments with the hope of developing a listener's advice centre.

    'Radio One World' is the only national media service targeting the needs of immigrants and 'Metro Éireann' is the only newspaper.

  • Information

    A RTÉ News Two report by Annabel Egan, broadcast on 13 April 2000.

    'Radio One World' finished broadcasting in 2002.

  • Local keywords
    Communications, Newspaper, Radio, Refugees, Metro Eireann, Abel Ugba, Radio One World, Marcus Connaughton, Media, Immigrants, Immigration
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Society and Social Issues
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2000
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN00/104
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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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